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and into the neighborhood. city crews tell us piles of large debris plugged up the culvert and the force of the flood water started washing away the earth between the culvert and the road. that's when the pavement collapsed on top of the utility lines. there could have been raw sue -- sewage running down the treat. >> it was a moving target. we saul the road had begun to dip, appeared to be failing. we called central sand. they were working on top of the failing road, and they worked very rapidly through the morning, and were able to get the line in before the road finally collapsed. reporter: this chest of drawers is among the debris that washed down the creek and plugged up the culvert. you can see logs, tree stumps and an assortment of garbage. the city still doesn't have an accurate read how many homes are affected but says the residents will probably by without water throughout the night. interestingly the same culvert was plugged and caused serious flooding in 1997. back livement you can see the hole in the ground. hey several utility crews out here trying to restore service and other crews are tryin
the hill. >> i know that people are working on it. i've gt confidence in this city to take care of it. >> the city estimates that the cost of the repair runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they're not worried about paying for it. unlike other cities, lafayette has a $5 million rainy day fund as its called and as city managers told us. yesterday qualifies as a rainy day. in lafayette, abc 7 news. >> this did thank you. near scott's valley would be closed sometime as well. you can see part of one lane has been washed away. this is a sparsely populated area but people who live here it's going to be inconvenient getting around this closure, officials should have a better idea how long this will take within the next few days. >> we're learning tonight 30,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled out of a man hole during the storm. the ross valley sanitary district blaimz it on a clogged sewer line. some 20,000 gallons washed in the local creeks and streams. >> students will be back in class tomorrow in a marin county middle school closed today because of storm damage. a building in
of the by area. >> the citi5róÑ of lafayette putting repairs from last storm on the fast track tonight. a construction firm working to repair mountain view drive, undermined by a creek during the storm on december 2. the company brought in after emergency when learning would it take crews months to make repairs. the firm says it will work1åñ 24 hours per day to fix this road. >> monday morning fierce winds proved too much for a huge wind that brought a tree crashing down. cruise spent the day cutting down that tree the only person inside at the time was a renter sleeping in nornl part of the house. he didn't realize damage until he was awakened by police. >> i'm lucky it hit a maple but i think there is a reason it didn't crush the house. >> an arborist estimates it weighs about 30,000 pounds. neighbors say they will cut down a tree feet from where one was knocked down. >> folks he are worried if they're shut down, homes could be at risk. there martinez and walnut creek. live in martinez tonight county super visors have been debating shutting down station autos right this, vote alrea
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